The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I knew that Mrs. Christie had disappeared for 11 days in 1926, and that we still don’t know what happened at that time. I knew it was speculative fiction, but I wasn’t expecting it to read so realistically.

Another thing I loved… and I am repeating LOVED… is that there were discussion questions at the end, which makes this perfect for a book club discussion.

Wonderful work, Ms. Benedict! I’ve enjoyed your other books, and I look forward to reading more of them in the future.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up for bookclub. I was expecting it to be scary, just from what I had heard about it over the years. Nothing popped out at me. It was an interesting psychological book. I don’t know that I would really call it a thriller even.

I knew a lot about it before I picked it up, so I wonder if that was part of my disappointment.

The book was very well written and I did enjoy it. I think the fact that it had been written so many years ago gave it time to have all its spoilers leaked to the general public.

It did stand the test of time, though. There wasn’t anything that was glaringly outdated or out of place in the book. It was definitely worth reading.

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A Lot of Reviews Coming Up!

I finished quite a few books when I was poolside for a while. I also did a lot of reviews that were pending. I have scheduled most of those that haven’t been posted yet. Take this as fair warning that they are all going to pop up suddenly. I am still single digits behind, but I hope to be ahead soon, since school starts up at the end of August. It’s going to be here soon!

Is It Worth Reading?

Is it worth reading?

I tend to recall what I read. I may not remember the author’s name or the exact title of the book, but I can remember general plots and with a few reminders, I’ll get it all.

The author of the above linked article is not the same type of reader that I am. She forgets it soon after she reads it and is musing about whether or not she should even bother to read if she is going to forget anyhow.

I think that I would read even if I forgot the plot. Losing myself in the words of someone else for a while is a great stress reliever. Even if I can’t recall the details, I have been lost in the book and I think that’s worth it.

I know that the article’s author feels the same way – that it is worth reading – but her reasons are different than mine. Her reasons are no less valid than mine. It’s definitely worth reading.

A note I received…

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“Thank you so much for reading/reviewing my children’s books last year.

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